A New Jersey-based IT firm will have to pay $25,500 in civil penalties to the US for posting discriminatory job advertisements and seeking job applications only from India. Infosoft Solutions Inc, an IT recruiting and contracting company operating as KForce Tech LLC, violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by posting six discriminatory job advertisements between July 2021 and August 2021.
The mayor of Prospect Park in New Jersey, a Muslim, said he was stunned after he got a call on Monday afternoon disinviting him from an annual Eid al-Fitr celebration at the White House while he was in his car just miles away from the event.
An Indian-origin New York man allegedly caught in a sting operation on YouTube has been charged by a US federal prosecutor with attempting to entice a minor for sex through a dating app. “Anand Singh allegedly attempted to entice an individual, who he believed to be a 14-year-old, to meet for sexual purposes, via dating and text apps”, Damian Williams, the federal prosecutor for Southern New York, said on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his gratitude to Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates for his words of appreciation on his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat.
Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington state, has signed legislation to prohibit dozens of semiautomatic rifles. The bill bans the sale, transfer, distribution, manufacture and importation of 62 gun models it defines as “assault weapons”, including AR-15s, AK-47s and similar high-powered rifles that have been used to carry out the mass shootings across the US.
A 26-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a sex worker at a New Jersey hotel following a disagreement over money, police said. Vineeth Ravuri of Jersey city was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, unlawful possession of a weapon, and engaging in prostitution. The Secaucus Police responded to a woman calling for help from Aloft Hotel at Harmon Meadow Boulevard on April 9.
As an Indian growing up in America, Darshana Patel who recently announced her bid to run for the California State Assembly District 76, was called a “pagan, greasy Indian”, and was asked to “go back home”.
Amidst growing calls in the US to ban TikTok, owned by China-based company ByteDance, US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday announced that lawmakers will be moving forward with legislation to “protect Americans from the technological tentacles of the Chinese Communist Party.”
A 39-year-old man of Indian origin died after he was struck by an inter-city train in New Jersey, leading to the suspension of rail services between New York and Philadelphia briefly.
Having been duped, the US city of Newark has scrapped a sister-city agreement with the fictional nation of “Kailasa” that the fugitive godman Nithyananda’s outfit claimed was recognition by Washington.
Kerala, one of India’s showcase tourism states, began its 2023 with a string of roadshows in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to boost visitor numbers. Kerala Tourism Principal Secretary K S Srinivas, along with the state’s business delegations, showcased new tourism offerings, globally- acclaimed assets, and projects under the “Responsible Tourism” initiatives that travellers will be able to experience in Kerala from this year.
An Indian American teenager has been named in the “world’s brightest” students list for a second year in a row by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY), based on the results of above-grade-level tests of more than 15,000 students across 76 countries. Natasha Perianayagam, 13, is a student of Florence M Gaudineer Middle School in New Jersey.
The Utah state Senate unanimously passed a resolution highlighting the history and significant contributions of the Sikh community. The resolution, which was passed last week, appreciated the Sikhs for their humanitarian services, despite receiving hate and facing oppression for their faith worldwide.
An investigation into the display of a bulldozer at the India Day Parade in New Jersey last year has said there is not enough evidence to file a bias intimidation charge, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, who is on a four-day visit to New York, New Jersey and Washington on Monday (local time) highlighted India’s remarkable economic transformation and huge potential at the business roundtable organized by US-India Business Council at Nasdaq, New York. He also met CEOs of reputed US multinational enterprises like George R Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls, Stephen A Schwarzman, CEO & Chairman of Asset Management group Blackstone, Henry R Kravis, Co-founder & Co-Executive Chairman of global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard in New York.
An Indian American has admitted conspiring to offer and pay bribes and kickbacks in exchange for having prescriptions steered to a pharmacy in New Jersey where he worked. Srinivasa Raju, 51, of Haskell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before US District Judge Michael A. Shipp to information charging him with conspiring to violate the federal anti-kickback statute.
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, currently in the United States, highlighted the India story, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and urged the Indian diaspora to expand India’s reach to global markets.
“Bhagavad Gita is my inspiration for anything and everything I do, whether it’s a startup or even this campaign,” says Indian American Murali Srinivasan, who created history on January 3 by taking oath as the Councilmember of Sunnyvale City, representing District 3.
Meet Kavi Sharma, American Girl’s latest “Girl of the Year”, a spunky Broadway-loving dancer and singer and the company’s first-ever South Asian main character. American Girl, a cornerstone in the Mattel portfolio of purposeful brands, unveiled its 2023 Girl of the Year, Kavi Sharma, on December 29, 2022.
The world’s largest indoor, multi-level karting track and premier entertainment venue – Supercharged Entertainment – is all set to open its second US location in Edison, NJ on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Six Indians – five men and a woman – have been charged in connection with a transnational technical support scam that targeted more than 20,000 victims, many of them elderly, in the US and Canada.
An Indian American couple has agreed to pay $422,789 to resolve allegations that they received illegal kickbacks in return for referring patients for laboratory testing. Dr Vijesh Patel and his office manager and wife Laju Patel of Texas, received kickbacks in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute in return for the doctor’s referrals to three laboratories in New Jersey, Texas and South Carolina.